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California Fire Updates (9.5.17)




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10,000+ firefighters battling 23 large wildfires in California.

Strong high pressure will continue to be over the northern region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, but still above normal. Afternoon low relative humidity will still be at 8-14% for most areas. The high will gradually lose its influence on the northern region this week as the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia moves off shore. Moisture will begin to increase and conditions will become more unstable. This will lead to a few days of possible isolated thunderstorm development or even some light showers at times this week. Temperatures will be cooling to near normal for the latter half of the week. Southeast to south flow aloft will bring isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms to the mountains and deserts of the southern region through this weekend. Isolated showers will occur over the coastal and valley areas due to moisture from the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia. The southern region will be sitting between a high pressure over the Great Basin and Four Corners area and weak low pressure off the California coast through this weekend. This will cause near normal temperatures and humid conditions across most of the region through this weekend.

Motorists are responsible for many of the wildfires sparked along our roadways.  Nearly all these fire starts could be prevented by following safety rules that include practicing safe towing, no dragging parts, checking tire pressure, and properly maintaining brakes. Don't drive your vehicle onto dry grass or brush. hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires that you won't even see. For current fire information, visit www.fire.ca.gov.

Margarita Fire, San Luis Obispo County
Santa Margarita Lake Rd. & W. Pozo Rd., 7 miles SE of Santa Margarita
· 120 acres, 61% contained
· Structures threatened

Parkfield Fire, Fresno County FINAL
Hwy 198 & Mineral Springs Rd., 9 miles west of Coalinga
· 70 acres brush, 100% contained
 
Peak Fire, Mariposa County 
Indian Peak Rd & Usona Rd, 9 miles southeast of Mariposa
· 680 acres, 50% contained
· Evacuations in the fire area
· Continued structures threatened

Pleasant Fire, Nevada County
Highway 49 & Pleasant Valley Road, 1 mile south of North San Juan
State DPA, SRA, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
· 392 acres, 95% contained

Ponderosa Fire, Butte County
Ponderosa way & Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
· 4,016 acres, 76% contained
· 46 structures destroyed (32 residences and 14 outbuildings), damage assessment ongoing

Helena Fire, Trinity County
Hwy 299 near town of Helena, 5 miles NW of Junction City
Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
· 11,013 acres, 14% contained
· 133 structures destroyed (72 residences and 61 outbuildings), 8 structures damaged
· Structure threat and evacuations orders remain in effect

Salmon August Complex Fire, Siskiyou County
Bear Wallow Pk., Marble Mountain Wilderness, 5 miles W of Etna
Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
· 58,487 acres, 14% contained

Pier Fire, Tulare County
Highway 190 at Wishon, 7 miles east of Springville
Unified command CAL FIRE, USFS, and Tulare County Fire
· 17,980 acres, 10% contained
· Continued structure threat
· Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place

Palmer Fire, Riverside County
Oak Valley Pkwy & Palmer Ave., west of Beaumont
Unified Command CAL FIRE and Redlands City
· 3,800 acres, 50% contained
· Evacuation orders and warnings in place

Mission, Vegetation Fire, Madera County 
Mission Dr. & Italian Bar Rd., 2 miles east of North Fork
Unified command CAL FIRE and Sierra National Forest
· 875 acres grass and brush, 8% contained
· Evacuation orders in place for Cascadel Woods area

Bally Fire, Santa Clara County NAME CHANGE (previously Ballybunion)
Ballybunion Ct, Gilroy
Unified Command CAL FIRE and Gilroy Fire Department
· 100 acres, 35% contained

La Tuna Fire, Los Angeles County
Lowell Av & I-210, Verdugo Hills, Los Angeles City
Unified Command Burbank and LA City, Glendale
· 7,194 acres, 70% contained

Federal Incidents

Mills Fire, Plumas County FINAL
US Forest Service - Plumas National Forest
· 79 acres, 100% contained

Caldwell Fire, Kern County
US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest
· 1,319 acres, 90% contained

Railroad Fire, Madera County
US Forest Service - Sierra National Forest
· 10,734 acres, 23% contained

Slinkard Fire, Mono County
Antelope Fire Protection District/Owens Valley District BLM
· 9,093 acres, 74% contained
· Structures threatened

South Fork Fire, Mariposa County
Yosemite National Park
· 6,800 acres, 47% contained

Eclipse Complex (CA-KNF-6098), Siskiyou County
US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest
· 86,910 acres, 25% contained.

Bradley Fire, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest
· 54 acres, 70% contained

Young Fire, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service - Six Rivers National Forest
· 2,500 acres

Warner Mountain Lightning, Modoc County,
US Forest Service - Modoc National Forest
· 210 acres

Empire Fire, Mariposa County
Yosemite National Park
· 4,914acres, 55% contained

Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service - Six Rivers National Forest
· 17,602 acres, 53% contained

Clear Fire, Siskiyou  County
US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest
· 6,701 acres, 77% contained

Whittier Fire, Santa Barbara County
US Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest
· 18,430 acres, 87% contained





Placer County News Headlines

BottleRock Presents Vines & VibesNapa, CA, - BottleRock Napa Valley presents Vines & Vibes, the fourth annual Do It For The Love Benefit Dinner and Concert on Thursday, May 24, 2018, on the rooftop of the Archer Hotel

2018 Lexus GX570 remains luxurious SUVRoseville, CA,- What most drivers will like about the 2018 Lexus LX570 is the combination of gracious around-town capability and its ability to go off-road in rugged winter conditions

Tree Harvest Cannabis Festival Cancelled, Fall Dates PossibleWoodland, CA- The cannabis themed Tree Harvest Festival scheduled for April 20- 22, 2018 has been cancelled due to a municipality withdrawing authorization

Roseville Gas Prices Ease SlightlyRoseville, CA- Gas prices in Roseville have eased slightly this past week despite the strong upward trend and anticipation of prices pushing toward the $4 gallon mark

Roseville City School District Awarded $400,000 Grant(Roseville, CA) - Roseville City School District (RCSD) is poised to be the recipient of $400,000, all aimed to benefit its middle school students through

Kay U. Brooks presented with Don Poole AwardSacramento, CA,- Attorney Kay U. Brooks of Weintraub Tobin was recently awarded the Sacramento Region Community Foundation's prestigious Don Poole Award for her significant contributions

Arson Damage at Margaret Azevedo Park in RocklinRocklin, CA,- On February 17th 2018 at about 10:38 PM, Rocklin Police Officers responded to Margret Azevedo Park in the report of a play structure on fire

Roseville City School District Honors Teachers of the Year(Roseville, CA) - The Roseville City School District (RCSD) recently announced their Teachers of the Year. Heidi Polewaczyk and Michael Larsen have been selected

Roseville Gas Prices Throttling HigherRoseville, CA- A quick look around Roseville had motorists noticing gas prices trending upward. Prices in Roseville have pushed past the $3 mark

IHOP Pancake Drive-thru Benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - On Monday, Feb. 26, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital

Wild Bill's 16th annual Tattoo-a-thon Feb. 24th(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Wild Bill's 16th annual Tattoo-a-thon will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to midnight. Thirty tattoo artists have volunteered to work 16 hours during this year's event and all proceeds

2018 Run Rocklin set for April 8th at Johnson-Springview ParkRocklin, CA,- Thousands of runners and walkers will once again be participating in the morning trek through the city streets at the 15th annual Run Rocklin, held Sunday morning,


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